>> ifill: more than two dozen women will take the convention stage tonight to talk about the role of women in the party. many more will be on the convention floor. joining us to talk about the role of women in the party, are senator kirsten gillibrand, of new york, and kamala harris, attorney general of california. welcome to you both. senator gillibrand, i'm very curious about what you thought about what ray just talked to you about emily's list, whether won are really running, whether they inspire you. >> yes, and this year, specifically in this u.s. senate we have 11 women running for the senate, the most ever. we have six incumbents and five challengers but it's not surprising because we have patti murray, the chair of the d.c.s.s. who looked for the candidates and found strong women challengers and a couple of those seats are pickup seats for democrats. >> woodruff: i want to ask you both about women voters because we've heard the republicans say last week that, yes, the democrats argue they're better for women but in fact women have been most affected by this bad economy attorney general kamala harris, don't they have a point?